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2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

When it comes to three-row SUVs, there are few vehicles in the automotive industry that are able to match the terrific combination of engine performance and available features that the 2020 Toyota Highlander has to offer. However, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas comes very close! The 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas make very natural competitors, as both models feature very similar engine options and place a large emphasis on technology and safety features. Customers are able to explore the best aspects of the 2020 Toyota Highlander right here at Toyota of Lompoc today!

Many customers visit our dealership to learn more about the 2020 Highlander and how it is different from its competitors, specifically the 2020 Atlas. As a result, our staff here at Toyota of Lompoc has decided to conduct a model comparison between these two models to show customers where the 2020 Toyota Highlander has the advantage over the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. Join us as we explore the results of this model comparison today!

2020 Toyota Highlander


2020 Volkswagen Atlas

3.5L V6 Engine Engine Option 3.6L V6 Engine
295 Horsepower Engine Power 276 Horsepower
263 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 266 Pound-Feet
21 MPG / 29 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 17 MPG / 23 MPG


Explore the Advantages of the 2020 Toyota Highlander at Toyota of Lompoc

One great way to compare the 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is by evaluating each model’s engine performance. We have done so in the table above. As you can see, the 2020 Highlander offers superior horsepower and fuel economy, while the 2020 Atlas has a very slight advantage in torque. However, the 2020 Highlander’s advantages in power and fuel economy more than make up for the slightly lower torque output that its engine provides. Along with the excellent engine performance, the 2020 Toyota Highlander offers some of the latest tech and safety features available in the automotive industry. Some of these key features include the following:

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seating
  • Qi-Compatible Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • LED Projector Headlights with Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • Panoramic View Moonroof with Sunshade and One-Touch Open/Close
  • Digital Rearview Mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
  • Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Air Filter
  • Premium Audio System with Dynamic Navigation
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • 10-Inch Color Head-Up Display

If you are interested in learning more about the features and aspects highlighted above or other ways that the 2020 Toyota Highlander sets itself apart from competitors like the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, then you should contact our staff here at Toyota of Lompoc today!

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